🟪 PolyPulse #28 Polygon Avail Testnet goes live
Also, the latest updates from the Polygon Ecosystem!
Welcome to Poly Pulse - your guide to staying up-to-date on the latest trends in the Polygon DeFi ecosystem.
This newsletter breaks down top stories, developments, updates, and trends from the fourth week of June 2022.
This week Polygon saw a massive surge in the weekly active users (WAU) with week-on-week growth of 35%, and the user count almost touched a million. 1inch (21k, +72%) recorded the maximum growth among DeFi projects in terms of the active users on-chain. The primary reason for this surge is the support from Coinbase for both deposits and withdrawals. With FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubts) around CeFi’s collapse, users prefer to move their funds on-chain to save themselves from losing all their crypto holdings.
As it’s said in the crypto world, “ Not your keys, not your crypto.”
Quickswap remains the most engaging DeFi dApp on Polygon with approximately 225k total weekly transactions and 48k unique users.
Polygon Avail is live on Testnet, which promises to create a modular future enabling more scalability for the Web3 future
Currently, almost every blockchain performs following three functions:
Data availability: It refers to reaching a consensus on transaction orders and ensuring that transactions are available for verification.
Execution: This function runs transactions and determines state changes.
Settlement: This function ensures final verification and arbitration.
With Polygon Avail, Polygon wants to enable separate chains to handle each function.
Currently, Layer 2’s reduce the costs of transactions and enhance the speed of execution by moving the execution layer off-chain. However, they still store the data on the primary blockchain.
With Polygon Avail, the users can store this data on Polygon Avail, post proof to primary blockchain like Ethereum and eliminate 80-95% of their costs.
To accelerate the widespread adoption of Web3, scalable blockchains are required to handle a high number of transactions. Moreover, the benefit of outsourcing the data availability function and supporting the needs of hundreds of blockchains at once is a massive thing. Therefore, as the Polygon Avail testnet unveils, we will closely monitor how it helps support blockchain's scalability and matures with time.
Here is a video that explains how Polygon Avail works:
To read more about Polygon Avail and its testnet, you can click here.
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Coinbase began supporting deposits and withdrawals on the Polygon Chain.
Sandbox deploys on Polygon.
The Sandbox @TheSandboxGame🌉 We are ready to deploy LAND to @0xPolygon 🌉 🔸Each LAND bridged grants a 10 mSAND cashback! 🔸LAND multipliers on both mSAND staking programs are back! 🔸LAND sales and LAND staking features (on Polygon) are coming soon! BRIDGE NOW ➡️ https://t.co/jlcSKxuBWh https://t.co/1tuAAsqEZP
Quickswap is partnering with Algebra Dex to deploy concentrated Liquidity.
Farm upto 150% APY on Meshswap.
Polygon is kicking off its Lens community.
DeFi needs to raise standards
As we witness the turmoil in the Web3 world caused due to Celsius pausing withdrawals, 3AC being sued, and various centralized agencies going under threat due to their risk-averse decision-making, the situation highlights the need to improve DeFi. Therefore, giving out tokens to investors is no longer sufficient for DeFi ventures. Instead, projects' criteria need to be enhanced because DeFi is more than just a small subset of financial transactions.
A DeFi sector that cannot only survive but thrive in a bear market requires incentive-based tokenomics, oracle development, improved DeFi security, and more decentralization. We, at DeFi Pulse, are always committed to updating users about the current state of the DeFi space and how it can be improved further. So keep subscribed as we bring more insights to you.
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-Aishwary Gupta (Community Lead at DeFi Pulse & Strategy/Marketing Lead at Polygon DeFi).
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